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Name: Kenneth Bowman Watson
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Kenneth Watson
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 28, 70
Victories: 9
Born: 20 June 1897
Place of Birth: Peel, Ontario, Canada
Died: 05 March 1960
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of William Albert and Catherine (Bowman) Watson, Kenneth Bowman Watson joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 and was assigned to 28 Squadron in Italy. In 1918, he flew Sopwith Camels with 70 Squadron in France. Watson's final victory, a Fokker D.VII downed on 4 November 1918, was the last enemy aircraft claimed by his squadron before the end of the war.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Kenneth Bowman Watson. (FRANCE)
      On 28th October, when on offensive patrol, this officer took part in an engagement between six of our machines and twenty-two Fokkers. In the combat that ensued four of the latter were destroyed, Lieut. Watson accounting for one. In addition to the foregoing he has four other machines to his credit.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 31 May 1918 1750 70 Sopwith Camel (C8218) Albatros D.V (DES) SE of Bapaume
2 29 Jun 1918 0920 70 Sopwith Camel (C8218) Albatros D.V (OOC) Irles
3 04 Sep 1918 0815 70 Sopwith Camel (E7173) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Escaillon
4 29 Sep 1918 1140 70 Sopwith Camel (E7173) Fokker D.VII (DES) Oostnieuwkerke
5 08 Oct 1918 1750 70 Sopwith Camel (E7173) C (DES) E of Menin
6 09 Oct 1918 0945 70 Sopwith Camel (E7173) Fokker D.VII (CAP) S of Roulers
7 09 Oct 1918 0945 70 Sopwith Camel (E7173) Fokker D.VII (CAP) 1 W of Mayerneine
8 28 Oct 1918 1145 70 Sopwith Camel (E7183) Fokker D.VII (DES) Bois du Biez
9 04 Nov 1918 1145 70 Sopwith Camel (E7183) Fokker D.VII (DES) SW of Renaix

1 Shared with Capt Sydney Liversedge, Lt Oscar Heron, Lt E A Copp (E7161), Lt A Webster (D6676)
 
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